One of the most lopsided contests in yesterday’s election was the closely-watched battle between Sarasota County Elections Supervisor Kathy Dent and longtime County Commissioner John Thaxton. Thaxton is leaving the Commission due to term limits and mounted a strong campaign to keep his political career going with the Elections Supervisor position. Turns out, it wasn’t even close. Dent brought in around three-quarters of the vote to stay in office for a fourth term.